This Sunday is the 39th San Francisco Marathon, and while you may be lying in bed working off a hangover, according to race organizers over 26,000 runners will be hitting the city streets to sweat it out — with 80,000 spectators in attendance to cheer them on. What does that mean for you? Well, if your plan was to take Muni or Lyft to brunch, it could mean a lot.
As with every year, street closures and Muni interruptions resulting from the race are going to monumental. And, with crews working to ready the racecourse starting extremely early the morning of, the impact could make that late-night cab ride home from the Endup trickier than usual.
Oh yeah, and don't forget that there's also a Giants game on Sunday.
Here, according to the SF Marathon, are all the street closures and vehicle restrictions:
- Northbound Embarcadero/King St. will be closed from 3rd St. to Broadway.
- Southbound Embarcadero will be closed from Broadway to Harrison.
- On Jefferson Street between Northpoint and Hyde, no vehicles will be allowed.
- From 1:00am to 10:00 am, expect delays crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. There will be two-way vehicle traffic at all times, but some lanes will be closed.
- Last northbound San Francisco exit, off Doyle Drive just before the [Golden Gate Bridge] toll plaza will be closed from midnight to 10:00 am.
- The southeast [Golden Gate Bridge] parking lot will also be closed from midnight to 10:00 am.
- First southbound exit after the [Golden Gate Bridge] toll plaza onto Merchant Road will have no access beyond the toll plaza itself and no access into the Presidio from Midnight to 10:00 am.
- Vista Point exit (northeast side) and the Vista Point parking lot will be closed from midnight to 10:00 am.
- From midnight to 10:00am, there will be no access to the Golden Gate Bridge through the Presidio.
- From 4:30 am to 10:00am, Lincoln Blvd. and all intersections onto Lincoln Blvd. from the 25th Ave. gate to Lendrum Ct. will be closed.
- From 4:30 am to 10:00am, Mason Street and all intersections onto Mason Street will be closed from the Marina Gate to Crissy Field Avenue.
- From 4:30 am to 10:00am, Crissy Field Avenue will be closed.
- Eastbound and Westbound Vehicle Traffic should expect delays at 26th Ave. and 27th Ave.
- 26th and 27th Avenues from Fulton Street to Lake Street closed to through traffic. Cross traffic will be allowed intermittently on California, Clement, Geary, Balboa or Cabrillo - expect significant delays.
- In Golden Gate Park, southbound Crossover Dr., JFK Dr. from Great Highway to Kezar, MLK Jr. Way from Lincoln to Crossover Dr., Transverse Dr., and Stow Lake Dr. will be closed from 5:00 am to approx 11:30 am.
- North and south access across Upper Haight Street should use Kezar Drive (from or to Lincoln off Oak and Fell) - expect significant delays.
- North and south access across Lower Haight Street should use Steiner or Fillmore - expect significant delays.
- Westbound and Eastbound travel on, and access to, Market Street at Duboce Ave. and Guerrero Street should expect significant delays.
- Northbound and southbound traffic needing to cross over 15th, 16th, and 17th streets [in the Mission] should use Highway 280 or Highway 101 whenever possible. Crossovers are also available at some city streets where significant delays should be expected - Valencia, South Van Ness, Folsom, Bryant, or Potrero Street.
- [3rd Street will be] impacted between 20th and 25th Streets.
- Southbound [3rd Street] traffic should use westbound 20th Street overpass to southbound Pennsylvania Street to eastbound 25th Street to Third Street. Northbound traffic should use Cesar Chavez to northbound Pennsylvania Street to eastbound 18th Street to Third Street - expect significant delays.
- Terry Francois Blvd. will be closed.
Phew. That's a lot of streets. Let's take a look at Muni. "[The] E Embarcadero, 6 Haight/Parnassus, 7 Haight/Noriega, 22 Fillmore, 24 Divisadero, 28 19th Avenue, 29 Sunset, 33 Ashbury/18th Street, 37 Corbett, 43 Masonic, 44 O’Shaughnessy, 48 Quintara/24th Street, 55 16th Street and Metro Owl routes will have re-routes," explains SFMTA. "Other service routes along the race courses may see minor delays and increased ridership. F Market streetcars will operate on Market Street only."
Got all that? No? The below embedded map (and zoomable version) of this year's racecourse will hopefully make things a little easier for those of you that absolutely must be out and about this Sunday morning. For everyone else? Maybe just sleep in — the race and post-race events are scheduled to end by 12:30 p.m. anyway.